The last undisputed heavyweight king of the boxing world and one of the most brilliant fighters of his generation – Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) is not impressed with the postponement of the mega-fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Lennox, who’s been keeping an eye on the division, took it to Twitter once again where he responded to a Tweet craving for his thoughts on the mess.
The 53-year-old Brit stated that it doesn’t matter how things got done in his era – it’s all about now.
My thoughts are that it’s not how I did things in my era, but this isn’t my era, it’s theirs. As a fan, all I want to see is the best fight the best in their prime. The longer you put that off, the less interesting the division is. https://t.co/LUJduvmKOd
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) February 27, 2019
It is safe to say Fury’s decision let a lot of boxing fans down, even though Bob Arum allayed everyone’s fears saying that the bout will happen in the fall, once Tyson’s fan base grows a bit larger.
Lewis himself knows a thing or two about the “art of marinating” fights.
FOR ALL THE MARBLES-
Lennox Lewis bounces his big right hand off of the impenetrable skull of Evander Holyfield, to little effect during their highly controversial first fight in 1999. The IBF, WBC, WBA & Lineal Heavyweight Titles were on the line in this clash.#boxing #history pic.twitter.com/zLI4qo3aTf
— THE SQUARED CIRCLE (@KT_BOXING) January 5, 2019
Fans have yet to forgive him the fact that he faced Evander Holyfield at the age of 34, while ‘The Real Deal’ was in his late thirties.